Northeast Businesses to Benefit from School of Business Interns


November 20, 2020

Starting in spring semester 2021, five Gonzaga University School of Business Administration undergraduate students will go to work for businesses and non-profits in the Northeast Spokane community, through paid internships affiliated with Opportunity Northeast.

Internship experiences have been approved for Second Harvest, Family Promise Spokane, and If You Could Save Just One in such diverse areas as business management, fundraising, human resources and marketing. One additional internship remains to be confirmed.

The internships are made possible through the Business School’s Phyllis and Angelo Mozilo Chair of Business Administration. Mozilo Student Experience funds provide for the experiential learning and professional career development opportunities to help businesses and people thrive.

“Compassionate capitalism” is the focus of this program. Gonzaga’s approach to teaching business is one in which capitalism, the engine of the American economy, must be pursued with an eye toward helping those in need.

Danielle Xu, Ph.D., professor of finance and Gonzaga’s Phyllis and Angelo Mozilo Chair, said the internships will provide students with transformative experiences as they engage deeply in shared community development in partnership with our neighbors and local organizations. 

“The Mozilo family is all about helping families. They chose Opportunity Northeast, consistent with the family’s desire to provide students with opportunities to apply their knowledge to solving real-world problems,” Professor Xu said. “The internships will allow students to grow academically and personally. It’s all part of Gonzaga’s mission statement to develop the whole person to become leaders for others.”

More information about the internships can be found on ZagsIgnite.